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Ireland has an ageing population with the number of people over 65 set to double over the next 20 years. Unless we change the way we age, our health system will be overwhelmed. The Active Age conference which takes place today at The Digital Hub, campus in Dublin explores the role of technology in supporting healthy ageing. It brings together medical and eHealth experts including Dr. David Robinson, Consultant Geriatrician, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin and Dr Richard Pope, Consultant Physician in Telehealth at Airedale Hospital NHS Trust in England who are both speaking at the conference.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1105/484708-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-5-november-2013/?clipid=1348244
Throughout the developed world people are living longer healthier lives and life expectancy is increasing at an extraordinarily fast pace. In Ireland alone the population of people aged 80 or more is expected to treble by 2050. Anne Connolly is Director of the Ageing Well Network which represents an independent group of leaders and strategic thinkers who share a vision of Ireland as one of the best countries in the world in which to grow old.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0629/459608-marian-finucane-saturday-29-june-2013/?clipid=1253535
Weren't our parents older than we are when they were our age? They seemed old. People dress and look younger now and keep them fit and active so surely we are expecting life to be much more exciting for longer. Life expectancy is now much longer than it was and most people are expected to live to 85 now. Playwright, broadcaster and columnist Fiona Looney and comedian and actor Gary Cooke are both looking forward to arriving at 50.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/0618/457262-the-john-murray-show-tuesday-18-june-2013/?clipid=1243531
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